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Numerical Methods in Photonics

Andrei V. Lavrinenko, Jesper Lægsgaard, Niels Gregersen, Frank Schmidt, Thomas Søndergaard
November 22, 2017

Simulation and modeling using numerical methods is one of the key instruments in any scientific work. In the field of photonics, a wide range of numerical methods are used for studying both fundamental optics and applications such as design, development, and optimization of photonic components....

Exascale Scientific Applications: Scalability and Performance Portability

Tjerk P. Straatsma, Katerina B. Antypas, Timothy J. Williams
November 09, 2017

From the Foreword: "The authors of the chapters in this book are the pioneers who will explore the exascale frontier. The path forward will not be easy... These authors, along with their colleagues who will produce these powerful computer systems will, with dedication and determination, overcome...

Soft Computing in Chemical and Physical Sciences: A Shift in Computing Paradigm

Kanchan Sarkar, Sankar Prasad Bhattacharyya
November 03, 2017

This book can be regarded as 'Soft computing for physicists and chemists self-taught'. It prepares the readers with a solid background of soft computing and how to adapt soft computing techniques to problem solving in physical and chemical research. Soft computing methods have been little explored...

Photonics Modelling and Design

Slawomir Sujecki
October 31, 2017

Photonics Modeling and Design delivers a concise introduction to the modeling and design of photonic devices. Assuming a general knowledge of photonics and the operating principles of fibre and semiconductor lasers, this book: Describes the analysis of the light propagation in dielectric media...

Mathematica Beyond Mathematics: The Wolfram Language in the Real World

José Guillermo Sánchez León
May 09, 2017

Although many books have been written about Mathematica, very few of them cover the new functionality added to the most recent versions of the program. Mathematica Beyond Mathematics: The Wolfram Language in the Real World introduces the new features using real-world examples, based on the...

Computational Modeling of Inorganic Nanomaterials

Stefan T. Bromley, Martijn A. Zwijnenburg
May 02, 2016

Computational Modeling of Inorganic Nanomaterials provides an accessible, unified introduction to a variety of methods for modeling inorganic materials as their dimensions approach the nanoscale. With contributions from a team of international experts, the book guides readers on choosing the most...

Graphics Processing Unit-Based High Performance Computing in Radiation Therapy

Xun Jia, Steve B. Jiang
October 07, 2015

Use the GPU Successfully in Your Radiotherapy Practice With its high processing power, cost-effectiveness, and easy deployment, access, and maintenance, the graphics processing unit (GPU) has increasingly been used to tackle problems in the medical physics field, ranging from computed tomography...

Simulations of Oscillatory Systems: with Award-Winning Software, Physics of Oscillations

Eugene I. Butikov
March 06, 2015

Deepen Your Students’ Understanding of Oscillations through Interactive Experiments Simulations of Oscillatory Systems: with Award-Winning Software, Physics of Oscillations provides a hands-on way of visualizing and understanding the fundamental concepts of the physics of oscillations. Both the...

Nanoscale Energy Transport and Harvesting: A Computational Study

Zhang Gang
February 04, 2015

Energy transport and conversion in nanoscale structures is a rapidly expanding area of science. It looks set to make a significant impact on human life and, with numerous commercial developments emerging, will become a major academic topic over the coming years. Owing to the difficulty in...

Metal-Organic Frameworks: Materials Modeling towards Engineering Applications

Jianwen Jiang
January 28, 2015

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a new family of nanoporous materials. With an enormous choice of inorganic/organic building blocks, MOFs possess a wide range of surface area, pore size, and functionality and, thus, have been considered versatile materials for many potential...

Essential MATLAB and Octave

Jesus Rogel-Salazar
November 06, 2014

Learn Two Popular Programming Languages in a Single Volume Widely used by scientists and engineers, well-established MATLAB® and open-source Octave are similar software programs providing excellent capabilities for data analysis, visualization, and more. By means of straightforward explanations...

Magnetic Nanoparticle Assemblies

Kalliopi N. Trohidou
September 19, 2014

Magnetic nanoparticles with diameters in the range of a few nanometers are today at the cutting edge of modern technology and innovation because of their use in numerous applications ranging from engineering to biomedicine. A great deal of scientific interest has been focused on the...